noun Date: 1905 action designed to break up a strike

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  • strikebreaking — strikebreaker strike‧break‧er [ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkə ǁ ər] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES someone who is paid to do the work of a worker who is on strike: • During the strike, the management successfully employed strikebreakers. see also blackleg… …   Financial and business terms

  • strikebreaking — /struyk bray king/, n. action directed at breaking up a strike of workers. [1915 20; STRIKE + BREAKING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • strikebreaking — n. action designed to break up a workers strike …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strikebreaking — See: strikebreaker …   English dictionary

  • strikebreaking — strike•break•ing [[t]ˈstraɪkˌbreɪ kɪŋ[/t]] n. action directed at breaking up a strike of workers • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • strikebreaking — /ˈstraɪkbreɪkɪŋ/ (say struykbrayking) noun action directed at breaking up a strike of workers …   Australian English dictionary

  • strikebreaking — noun confrontational activities intended to break up a strike by workers • Hypernyms: ↑confrontation, ↑opposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • Labor spies — are persons recruited or employed for the purpose of gathering intelligence, committing sabotage, sowing dissent, or engaging in other similar activities, typically within the context of an employer/labor organization relationship.Some of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Union busting — is a practice that is undertaken by an employer or their agents to prevent employees from joining a labor union, or to disempower, subvert, or destroy unions that already exist.During contract negotiations, established unions may declare a strike …   Wikipedia

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